We’re a not-for-profit organization that is run by a volunteer board. All businesses within the boundaries set in the City of Corner Brook Act as a Business Improvement Area (BIA) are automatically members of the Downtown Business Association. Each member (business or not-for-profit organization) has one delegate who can vote at the AGM and even be nominated to serve on the Board of Directors, provided they are in good standing. While only members can serve on the Board of Directors, friends of the Downtown Business Association are always welcome to sit on committees and assist with events.
BIAs exist in order to strengthen and support a business community and help businesses come together with a common voice. One way to achieve this is through beautification: make sure the streets are clean, attractive, and interesting. Another is to tell the Corner Brook’s story and help draw traffic to the area. It is also essential to maintain excellent communication with businesses to get feedback from them, keep them informed, and serve as a liaison between the business community, the wider community, and City Hall.
Nicole McKinnon, Executive Director
Board of Directors
Jim Parsons, Swirsky’s Theatre and Music Hall
Diane Starling, Starling’s Bar
Brenda Lee, The Orchid
Jodi Basha, Island Orthotics
Kirk Myers, Taste of Jamaica
Matt Murley, Modern Marketing
Robby Ash, Poole Althouse
Chris Buckle, Picture It In a Frame
Linda Chaisson, City of Corner Brook
Lenny Benoit, Steele Communications VOCM Corner Brook
Chris Rogers, Christopher’s Menswear
Eddie Kennedy, Arthur James Clothing Company